Hello, forum members and vets! It would mean the world to me if you could help me out with a few issues bothering me about my little darling.
1. He does this freaky eye thing when he sleeps
For quite some time when he sleeps... I'm unsure how to describe it, but it looks like he's extremely looking down? Like the kind of shocked look you give when you nearly step on dog poopoo before you leave your house.
This is him sleeping. At one point I caught him tearing up quite a lot while sleeping and doing that eye thing.
His eyes went back to normal when he woke up from me gently stroking his head.
I'm not sure what him "crying" or "tearing up" means, and it's difficult to find references online because "crying" in some pages mean them yelling or something, and "tearing up" always gets me in a page of someone asking if them eating paper is okay. XD
So I'm wondering if it's anything serious or if it's just a sleeping habit? Does anyone else get this with their cavy? And if it is anything serious, as much as possible, I'd like to be able to treat him myself because the vets in my area know nothing about GPs and they charge me a whole month's food allowance.
2. How do I really know if a GP is "bloated"?
Like I said in my past question, it's difficult to find good online references. And I don't have a proper picture to show what he looks like at the moment... So, I'll just describe him here.
So, my boar doesn't have fat cheeks -- which bothers me because he's got a huge body. He seems healthy, and he does eat different kinds of fruits and veggies and he has his daily intake of hay and pellets. Which is why I'm verily bothered why he doesn't have fat cheeks.
Actually, I just remembered I uploaded a video of both of them on YT. Link is here:
He licks me often, is that normal? I mean, does that have to do anything with him having thin cheeks?
3. If he sort of "pushes" me away or kinda squirms whenever I touch him -- does that mean he's distressed by something? Could it mean mites or lices?
He seems to very much dislike being touched these days, like when I pick him up and pet him, every time I would start to stroke him, he sort of flinches...
Thank you so much for reading my post, however long and possibly annoying it could be. I hope I could get some helpful feedback soon! <:'( Thanks in advance!